Why are grapes so "great"?
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Why are grapes so "great"?

Grapes are loaded with essential nutrients, such as potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin K1.

Grape consumption has been shown to improve cardiovascular health2 and enhance cognition and mental well-being3.

What makes the grapes so uniquely beneficial to our cardiovascular and mental health besides its nutrients? Scientists have linked these health benefits of grape consumption to its polyphenols4.  Let’s talk in detail about the grape polyphenols in my next post. . 

1 https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/174683/nutrients

2 Lupoli R, Ciciola P, Costabile G, Giacco R, Minno MNDD, Capaldo B. Impact of Grape Products on Lipid Profile: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Studies. J Clin Med. 2020 Jan 22;9(2):313.

3 Lamport DJ, Lawton CL, Merat N, Jamson H, Myrissa K, Hofman D, Chadwick HK, Quadt F, Wightman JD, Dye L. Concord grape juice, cognitive function, and driving performance: a 12-wk, placebo-controlled, randomized crossover trial in mothers of preteen children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Mar;103(3):775-83. 

4 Bensalem J, Dudonné S, Etchamendy N, Pellay H, Amadieu C, Gaudout D, Dubreuil S, Paradis ME, Pomerleau S, Capuron L, Hudon C, Layé S, Desjardins Y, Pallet V. Polyphenols From Grape and Blueberry Improve Episodic Memory in Healthy Elderly with Lower Level of Memory Performance: A Bicentric Double-Blind, Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Study. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 Jun 18;74(7):996-1007.

Posted on 23 Feb, 2021
Posted by Dr. Loke Wai Mun

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